An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Baby Steps before You Run

(Proverbs 4:7 KJV)  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

How do we acquire something this important?  Start small and at the beginning.  When I need to tutor someone in Algebra or Geometry I realize that I have not had a math class in over 40 years.  I find that if the student is in the middle of the book, I am lost.  If they are at the beginning of the book, I have not problem.  If I work through the chapters with them it all comes back.  So start as a beginner.  That seems obvious but we want to be experts at once.  Before you can make award winning spaghetti, you have to know how to boil water.

Where do I start?  Not in a systematic theology.  Not in the book or Revelation.  Nor in Romans.  Start reading a gospel.  Mark is the shortest.  Look at the cross references and follow a few thoughts through the Bible.  When you find another place that is interesting, read the context.  Start small, but start.

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